“Containment” by Ali Hval

"Interior Me" by Ali Hval

"Interior Me" by Ali Hval

Walnut Gallery presents "Containment" by Tuscaloosa-based artist Ali Hval. The show will open on Friday, September 18th, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 to 8 PM at the gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. This unique body of work features stunningly crafted mixed-media sculptures made mostly from fabric. "Fabric has a visual language similar to painting—the folds resemble the buildup of paint on a surface, the braiding and scrunching parallels mark-making, and the transition of the various blends of fabric recall the layering and thicknesses of paint application," Hval explains in her artist statement. "My work explores the relationships which people have with other people, objects, orthemselves, referencing figures directly and indirectly—either through sculptural garments which act as surrogates for figures or an abstracted body flattened onto the wall in separate pieces." The exhibit will be on display until October 30th.